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Definition of Witness

Witness

  1. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
  2. That which furnishes evidence or proof.
  3. One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.
  4. One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.
  5. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like.
  6. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of.
  7. To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest.
  8. To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed.
  9. To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.

Witness Quotations

A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.
Mahatma Gandhi

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.
William Blake

There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
Sophocles

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Witness Translations

witness in Afrikaans is bywoon
witness in Dutch is getuige
witness in German is Zeuge
witness in Italian is testimonio
witness in Latin is testimonium, testis
witness in Portuguese is testemunha
witness in Spanish is testigo
witness in Swedish is bevittna, vittna, vittne

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